"As the people of our nation continue to navigate through this unprecedented chapter, struggling families and children depend on CHIP for critical medical care, now, more than ever. The CHIPPER Act will help provide much-needed coverage for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic," said
"Ensuring that kids have access to comprehensive health insurance is critically important, especially during a pandemic that has created incredible stress and uncertainty for families," Wild said. "I am proud of this legislation that puts our communities first."
The CHIPPER Act calls for support of CHIP through the safeguarding of the program's FMAP for states in a way that is consistent with Medicaid FMAP standards under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This legislation, which supports and strengthens CHIP's FMAP for states, will help ensure critical access to health insurance that provides comprehensive coverage for children, including coverage for vaccines and mental health services. Additionally, it includes retroactive funding for the measures to cover the gap in federal funding during the lapse in the program and extends funding through